Malicious hits PSN this month

The action game Malicious, released in 2010 in Japan, is finally coming to North America. It will hit PSN on July 24 and cost $9.99.

Malicious consists entirely of battles against bosses and their minions, and attacks often incorporate the character's magical cloak, which can morph into melee weapons, shoot projectiles, or even act as a protective shell.

The concept is similar to Mega Man: Players can choose to face these bosses in whatever order they wish, absorbing powers as they progress.

A Vita version called Malicious Rebirth is releasing in Japan this summer.

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